M8
Mindray

The Mindray M8 portable ultrasound machine has just arrived in Australia, and it’s going to be your new best mate!

The little brother of Mindray’s superior M9Vet, the M8 has been developed to bridge the gap between price and premium image quality.

The M8 can be configured with a UMT-500 Trolley, giving you the features of a cart-based system, without sacrificing on portability.

The M8Vet is suited to more advanced abdominal and cardiac imaging in small animals. It is ideally suited to the clinic that is currently using ultrasound on a frequent basis (e.g., for abdominal scans, focused exams and heart assessments) and wishes to upgrade and advance the standard of ultrasound examinations without breaking the bank.

The M8 is also suited to equine internal medicine or orthopaedic applications. Elastography is likely to become the new standard for the assessment of tendon and ligament injury healing in horses (Tamura, 2017; Lustgarten 2014). To date, elastography has been highly dependent on user technique. Natural Touch elastography on the M8 reduces the dependence on user technique—improving inter-operator reproducibility for higher clinical accuracy.

Read More: Vet Practice Magazine – September 2018

M8 Image enhancements:

The M8 boasts image enhancements due to its’ powerful mQuadro platform and new ComboWave Transducers. These transducers utilize a new type of composite piezoelectric material which results in the following:

  • Optimized acoustic spectrum
  • Reduced acoustic impedance

The result is improved penetration without the typical trade-off with resolution.

Ease of use:

As with all Mindray products, the workflow is intuitive and efficient.

  • The M8’s workflow is the same as the popular M9 platform.
  • The functions of some keys can be customized by the user to increase efficiency.
  • The ultra-quick boot-up time of just 28 seconds from the first touch means that you can rapidly turn on and scan in emergencies.

Portability:

The M8 is highly portable with a slim laptop-style design. The magnesium alloy frame adds robustness while keeping the M8 lightweight.

The machine can be cart-mounted for use in the clinic or transported in its carry case for ambulatory scenarios.

It can also be battery operated for up to 90 minutes scanning time.

Transducers

 

C11-3s

C5-1s

L13-3s (NEW!)

L14-6Ns

L12-4s

Specifications

Weight 5.8kg with batteries
Dimensions 390mm (W) x 362 (D) x 59mm (H)
Display  15.6-inch high resolution color LED monitor  Resolution: 1920×1080  Automatic brightness adjustment  Screen Saver  Open angle adjustable: 0°-150° (The angle between the monitor and control panel)  View angle (right/left): 89°
Portable Yes
Stand Available Yes
Imaging Modes B-Mode  THI and PSHTM (Phase Shift Harmonic Imaging)  M-Mode/Color M-mode  Free Xros MTM (Anatomical M-mode)  Free Xros CMTM (Curved Anatomical M-mode)  Color Doppler Imaging  Power Doppler Imaging/Directional PDI  Pulsed Wave Doppler  Continuous Wave Doppler  TDI  UWN+ (Ultra-Wideband Non-linear Plus) Contrast ImagingTM  Tissue Tracking QA  Stress Echo  Elastography  iScapeTM View (Panoramic Imaging)
Transducer Types  Curved array  Linear array  Phased array  Pencil
Standard features  B-Mode  THI and PSHTM  M-Mode  Color Doppler Imaging  Power Doppler Imaging and Directional PDI  Pulsed Wave Doppler  iBeamTM (Spatial Compound Imaging)  iClearTM (Speckle Suppression Imaging)  iTouchTM (Auto Image Optimization)  Echo BoostTM  Zoom/iZoom (Full Screen Zoom)  FCI (Frequency Compound Imaging)  B steer  ExFOV (Extended Field of View)  HDR Flow (High Dynamic Range Flow)  HR FlowTM (High Resolution Flow)  Raw data processing  1 active probe port  128GB solid hard drive  2-USB  HDMI  Internal WIFI  UltraAssist (Off-line software) ‐ iStorage  Built-in Battery  Power adapter  Control panel film with language
Optional Features  Continuous Wave Doppler  Free Xros MTM  Free Xros CMTM  iScapeTM View  UWN+ Contrast ImagingTM  Contrast Imaging QA (Quantitative Analysis)IMT  Elastography  TDI (Include TVI, TVD, TVM, TEI)  TDI QA (TDI Quantitative Analysis)  TT QA (Tissue Tracking Quantitative Analysis)  LVO(Left Ventricular Opacification)  Stress Echo  DICOM Clinical Measurement Package Smart OBTM (Auto OB measurement)  Smart NTTM (Auto NT measurement)  iWorksTM (Auto Workflow Protocol)  iNeedleTM (Needle Visualization Enhancement)  Moble Trolley: UMT-500, UMT-500Plus  Audo/Video extend module: iDock51  ECG function  Barcode reader:DS6707-SR (2D Barcode), SYMBOL LS2208-SR (1D Barcode)  Footswitch: 1-pedal/2-pedal/3-pedal  External DVD R/W driver
Language Support Software: English, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Polish, Turkish, Norwegian, Serbian
Power  AC adapter Input:‐ Voltage:100-240V~Frequency: 50/60 Hz ‐ Power input: 2.0A max  Battery: Lithium-Ion Battery Pack 14.8V , 5800mAh (single battery)
Operating Environment  Ambient temperature: 0-40 °C  Relative humidity: 30%-85% (no condensation)  Atmospheric pressure: 700hPa-1060hPa
Imaging Parameters  B-Mode  THI and PSH  M-Mode Free Xros M (option)  Colour Doppler Imaging  Power Doppler Imaging PW/CW Mode  Tissue Velocity/Energy Imaging (included in TDI option)  Tissue Velocity Doppler(included in TDI option) Tissue Velocity Motion (included in TDI option)  iScapeTM View (option)  iZoomTM Elastography (option)  UWN+ Contrast ImagingTM* (option)  Stress Echo (option) LVO (option)  iBeamTM  iTouchTM  Echo BoostTM  B steer  ExFov  QSave  TDI QA (option)  TT QA (option)  Contrast Imaging QA (option)  iNeedleTM (option)
Warranty 1 Year
Manufacturer Mindray